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Saxophone

This week's theme: From a point & shoot

For the coming week, I want to illustrate that you don't need to spend £1000s on an expensive DSLR, and what's possible to achieve with a point & shoot camera.


So to kick off this series, here's a close up macro of a friend's saxophone taken with my FZ20 point and shoot camera. The noise levels (usaully a bad thing), give it a slightly grainy texture. I think this enhances the atmosphere of this shot though. What's great about point and shoot cameras is that they have such a large depth of field, making them great for macro shots. So there you have it, yet another of my favourite photos taken using just a basic camera. You can still get nice photos without a flashy and expensive DSLR.

Sorry for the absence over the last 3 days. I've been looking for a new flat to move, and it's been hectic. So far I've not seen any flat that both my wife and I can agree on. It's a tough decision to make....

Saxophone

This week's theme: From a point & shoot

For the coming week, I want to illustrate that you don't need to spend £1000s on an expensive DSLR, and what's possible to achieve with a point & shoot camera.


So to kick off this series, here's a close up macro of a friend's saxophone taken with my FZ20 point and shoot camera. The noise levels (usaully a bad thing), give it a slightly grainy texture. I think this enhances the atmosphere of this shot though. What's great about point and shoot cameras is that they have such a large depth of field, making them great for macro shots. So there you have it, yet another of my favourite photos taken using just a basic camera. You can still get nice photos without a flashy and expensive DSLR.

Sorry for the absence over the last 3 days. I've been looking for a new flat to move, and it's been hectic. So far I've not seen any flat that both my wife and I can agree on. It's a tough decision to make....

comments (13)

  • John
  • 10 Mar 2006, 00:06
Nice b&w shot, great details.
  • david
  • 14 Mar 2006, 01:13
Nice B&W image with effective framing. cheers smile
A nice composition and yes the shot works well. Part of the reason I stopped posting EXIF data so that the focus was clearly on the photo only.
  • sk
  • 14 Mar 2006, 06:25
very nice
  • MTC
  • 14 Mar 2006, 08:07
Great exposure
Nice framing and perfect contrast. A great BW.
The title of the shot doesn't really help the shot. I can see a link but I think "Key's of a Sax" would have been more appropriate.

Good shot.
  • Micki
  • 14 Mar 2006, 10:40
Great lesson learned here.
Great shot!!!
  • Shuva
  • 14 Mar 2006, 13:07
Busy one!
I agree with you that one can be quite creative with a point & shoot camera. I used a Sony Cybershot until my wife bought me a Canon 20D last summer. Your picture makes me want to listen to some Coltrane.
  • Dave
  • 14 Mar 2006, 20:29
Very pretty shot. I like the sheen of the valves.
Lovely still life.

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